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    Thread: How many F1 Races are held in countries with Dictatorships?

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      04-11-2012 09:13 AM #1
      With the recent uncertainty around the Bahrain GP, I got to thinking, which other countries that host F1 races are dictatorships?

      I figured these ones (but correct me if I'm wrong):

      Shanghai (China)
      Sakhir (Bahrain)
      Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi)


      I'm pretty sure American fans wouldn't be rushing to Cuba to see a Cuban Grand Prix.

      Does it matter that Bernie is making deals with dictators or is it like who cares?

    2. 04-11-2012 11:54 AM #2
      I think that's it....

      And there are more Yanks heading to Cuba, than we'd think... Gotta love the Treasury dept...

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      04-11-2012 10:14 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Kidstar View Post
      I think that's it....

      And there are more Yanks heading to Cuba, than we'd think... Gotta love the Treasury dept...
      I'd love to go to Cuba. Visit or Cuban GP. I'd be the first to book a flight.
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    4. 04-12-2012 10:30 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      I'd love to go to Cuba. Visit or Cuban GP. I'd be the first to book a flight.
      Fly from Canada, the Caribbean or marry a Cuban Woman with family back there.... You're good...

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      04-12-2012 10:32 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Kidstar View Post
      Marry a Cuban Woman.

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      04-12-2012 10:56 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Daiiiiim! That biatch is hottttt!
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      04-12-2012 12:37 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      I'd love to go to Cuba. Visit or Cuban GP. I'd be the first to book a flight.
      Haven't been there myself but tons of Canadians go to Cuba. I hear that the food is terrible. I'd rather pay a bit more and go somewhere awesome, like Jamaica.

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      04-12-2012 03:48 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      Haven't been there myself but tons of Canadians go to Cuba. I hear that the food is terrible. I'd rather pay a bit more and go somewhere awesome, like Jamaica.
      Surely they're not going there by the ton because the food is bad.
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      04-12-2012 04:15 PM #9
      People go because it's dirt cheap, with the added benefit of no Americans.

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      04-12-2012 05:03 PM #10
      The whole Caribbean is sh!t as far as I'm concerned. There are better beaches in Florida.
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    11. 04-12-2012 05:44 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      The whole Caribbean is sh!t as far as I'm concerned. There are better beaches in Florida.
      Depending on how far south you go, you are technically still in the Caribbean... heck consider Miami to be North Cuba.

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      04-12-2012 05:55 PM #12
      I know it's not cool to like Florida (the criminal state) but it's hella easy to get around and every place you go is a recognizable franchise.

      I like me some Ft. Myers way more than St. Maarten for instance.

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      04-12-2012 06:27 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      Haven't been there myself but tons of Canadians go to Cuba. I hear that the food is terrible. I'd rather pay a bit more and go somewhere awesome, like Puerto Rico.
      Fixed!

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      04-12-2012 06:28 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      The whole Caribbean is sh!t as far as I'm concerned. There are better beaches in Florida.
      Ignorance..........

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      04-12-2012 06:41 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVRSEX2 View Post
      Ignorance..........
      Fact.

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      04-12-2012 09:46 PM #16
      China isn't a dictatorship.

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      04-12-2012 09:49 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      China isn't a dictatorship.
      What is it?

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      04-12-2012 10:08 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      What is it?
      A single-party republic.

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      04-13-2012 09:52 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I know it's not cool to like Florida (the criminal state) but it's hella easy to get around and every place you go is a recognizable franchise.
      That's a good thing?

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      04-13-2012 09:57 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I'm pretty sure American fans wouldn't be rushing to Cuba to see a Cuban Grand Prix.
      I'm pretty sure the fans can care less about whether the county that is holding the GP is under a dictatorship or not. I mean, do you really believe that even if they were holding a GP where there is chaos, people wouldn't watch it? Fans watch the race to see the race. And how many American fans rush to China/Abu Dhabi/Bahrain to see the GP?

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      04-13-2012 10:17 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      That's a good thing?
      Always!


    22. 04-13-2012 10:43 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      . I'd rather pay a bit more and go somewhere awesome, like Jamaica.


      Yeah for Oliver... anytime Vortex Media needs a trip holla.... I'm the resident JA Red Carpet of sorts...

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    23. 04-13-2012 10:44 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      A single-party republic.


      This is funny as hell...

    24. 04-13-2012 10:45 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVRSEX2 View Post
      Ignorance..........
      Straight ignorance from under a rock...

    25. 04-13-2012 10:48 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      Daiiiiim! That biatch is hottttt!
      Ya'll couldnt find a better depiction of cuban woman? Though this example has nice funbags...like c'mon, I'd be worried about stabs in my back...

      "Don Gorgan goldteet sideteet frontteet..all type ah teet"

    26. 04-17-2012 11:06 AM #26
      she looks like India Irie if you squint, lol

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      04-20-2012 10:06 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      China isn't a dictatorship.
      This.

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      04-22-2012 11:01 PM #28
      I know at least three countries where "locals" have decided that dictatorships were bad and decided to kick local king, tsar and shah out. We all know how well it all turned out for them.
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      What you on about ?

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